Friday, March 25, 2011


Whistling girls and crowing hens
never come to any good ends.

That's what I heard when I was young -
a mnemonic implying what shouldn't be done.

But following Eleanor, Golda, et al.,
my peers reversed this rationale:

Girls, if you're proud of what you know,
"...just put your lips together and blow." 1

                        Mary E. Moore,Tapestries, Vol.II,#l,2006

1 Furthman and Faulkner, To Have and Have Not, 1944
Donna King...the "original" Bombalurina cat in
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "original" Broadway production of CATS

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